Morrison, whose wealth is estimated at £1.034m, ranked 64th on the annual guide, above rival Lord Sainsbury, who, at £960m came in at 75th.
Lord Vestey, whose fortune was originally founded on the 19th century meat trade, just made his way into the top 100 at 90, with £750m, while the only other meat-industry representative was 2 Sisters boss Ranjit Boparan, who recently took over Northern Foods. Ranked 275th, the list put his wealth at £275m.
Other notable names included snack and pie business founders, Sir Stanley and Peter Thomas (£225m), Malcom Walker, chief of Iceland (£166m), Farmfoods owner Eric Herd (£129m) and food distribution brother, Ian and Andrew Hall of James Hall.
Ireland’s richest included Irish Food Processors’s Larry and Kitty Goodman in at 15, with an estimated wealth of £470m. In at 30, Bert and Maurice Allen, whose transfer of ownership of Slaney Meats to Lanbter Holdings made no dent in their £262m worth. At 46th came Michael Herbert and family (£171m), who own the largest Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Europe, while another family, the Keatings, who own Co. Meath meat processor, Kepak were placed 167, and worth £45m.